Although Laurel Lance was unfortunately killed off back in Arrow season 4, we soon got a nice consolation prize when Katie Cassidy returned as the Black Canary’s Earth-2 doppelganger, Black Siren. Originally having appeared over on The Flash, she eventually made her way over to Star City to play on the emotions of Oliver Queen and the rest of the team.
To no viewer’s surprise, but to the lament of our heroes, she decided to continue embracing the dark side by siding with Prometheus. Still, that didn’t stop Oliver from seeing what little good may be left in her, hoping there’s some chance that she can be redeemed.
So, with Cassidy once again on board as a series regular for season 6, that obviously opens the floodgates for new storytelling possibilities. And even though we have a new Black Canary in the form of Juliana Harkavy’s Dinah Drake (who has also signed up as a series regular), we can’t rule out Black Siren one day making what would be called a “babyface turn” in the pro wrestling industry.
Executive producer and co-showrunner Wendy Mericle had this to say to TV Line regarding the matter, also seemingly confirming that Quentin Lance survived season 5’s finale:
“I don’t know if there’s any question about whether or not the [idea] of redemption will come up; it has to. Her father is there. Oliver is there. Everyone is going to be asking whether or not it’s possible to find a little piece of Laurel, the Laurel Lance they knew and loved, in there somewhere.”
For the sake of we the fans, let’s hope the producers don’t waste too much time before exploring this when Arrow returns for its sixth season on Thursday, October 12 on The CW.
Source: TV Line